The Difficult Thing

Do the difficult thing first. Get it out of the way. Check it off the list. Face that which you are most avoiding. Do it while it is convenient knowing that it is never truly convenient. Do it anyway. Do it now. It will not become easier with time. Time only adds to the fear,…

Our Inner Voice Is Ours Alone

We should not be jealous of others for behaviors our consciences will not abide. A conscience is a funny thing. It is both very personal and very specific. Attitudes and behaviors that do not appear to bother one person’s conscience may make another’s flail and scream in protest. Some people, it seems, have much stronger…

A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….

Abundance And Scarcity (On Love And Time)

Live like love is abundant, but time is scarce. Time is the only non-renewable resource in this life. Once we give it away, we never get it back. It is imperative, therefore, that we use our time wisely, that we are thoughtful with regards to how and with whom we spend it, and that we…

The Desire To Do Good

Good intentions alone may not be enough, but they are a better starting point than the alternative. When we talk about someone’s good intentions, it is usually a way of easing the pain of disappointment, saying that, in spite of some negative outcome, at least the person in question means well. Wanting to do good…